Jan 20, 2015

Officially Paper Pregnant

Six-ish months ago we announced having officially embarked on our adoption journey. We were a little slow in getting our profile book (what gets sent out to potential birth mothers) and our home study (what ensures that we are neither terrorists or Heisenbergesque in our lifestyle) completed. Our profile book has been going out for a few months now, which is good, but because we hadn't completed our home study yet, it was only going out to women earlier on in their pregnancy. This way, if we were to be chosen, we'd have some time still to finish up that home study... but it also meant that we weren't quite getting complete exposure.

Well, finally, we've been given the verbal approval by our social worker! Now our book can start going out to all of the interested pregnant women. This includes women who are due, like, right now.


This means that we could become parents at ANY time. We could get a call that says "You've been picked. She's in labor. Can you be in Idaho tomorrow?"

My sister in law, Renata, bought us the print I featured in my Adoption Journey FAQs!
The charcoal drawing is one Jamie did in high school. They'll both probably go in the nursery.

Up until this point, we haven't done much in preparation for Maybe Baby aside from the above. Now that we could be called to action at any time, though, we need to be prepared. Now I'm spending my couch time reading blog posts outlining that mommy blogger's newborn essential's list to try and get a good idea of what we need as well as what we don't need.

One thing I do know I need is some help from my new momma friends. I'm going to focus on researching one item at a time. Right now: car seat. So, friends, which infant car seat did you use? What did you love and hate about it?


  1. Congrats! I hope you get to meet your little one soon! I loved both the Chico strollers and car seats. Downside they are a little heavier to carry once the baby gains a little weight. I loved that they feel like they have a lot of padding in the car seat, the base adjusts to put them more upright or laid back, and I love their stroller. It folds and unfolds with one hand and it stands upright on the wheels so it takes up very little room.